KCC offering CNA training in Albion, Battle Creek, Hastings and Coldwater

CNA students pose for a group photo during class.

Kellogg Community College is accepting applications now for 12-day and 11-week sections of Nursing Assistant Training Program courses, several of which begin in January.

Nearly a dozen upcoming training sections will be offered at KCC campus locations in Albion, Battle Creek and Coldwater during the Spring 2017 semester, as listed below.

ALBION

CNA training courses held at KCC’s Eastern Academic Center campus in Albion during the Spring 2017 semester include:

  • 12-day CNA training Feb. 13-March 2 (daytime hours)
  • 12-day CNA training April 20-27 (daytime hours)

BATTLE CREEK

CNA training courses held at KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek during the Spring 2017 semester include:

  • 11-week CNA training Jan. 17-May 4 (in the mornings)
  • 11-week CNA training Jan. 17-May 4 (in the afternoons)
  • 12-day CNA training Jan. 23-Feb. 9 (afternoon/evening hours)
  • 12-day CNA training Feb. 13-March 2 (afternoon/evening hours)
  • 12-day CNA training March 13-30 (afternoon/evening hours)
  • 12-day CNA training April 10-27 (afternoon/evening hours)

COLDWATER

CNA training courses held at KCC’s Grahl Center campus in Coldwater during the Spring 2017 semester include:

  • 11-week CNA training Jan. 17-May 4 (in the mornings)
  • 12-day CNA training Jan. 23-Feb. 9 (afternoon/evening hours)
  • 12-day CNA training March 13-30 (afternoon/evening hours)

Training courses will for the first time also be held in Hastings at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center campus in 2017, with training dates to be announced. The College’s new CNA Lab at the center will be unveiled during a public open house Jan. 10.

KCC’s Nursing Assistant Training consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction and is worth three college credits. The training is offered at KCC via an 80.5-hour course listed as NURS-105 in the Academic Catalog that prepares students to take the Michigan Nursing Assistant Test to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). KCC offers the program throughout the year in full-semester or expedited three-week (12-day) options such as those offered at the College this spring.

In the workplace, nursing assistants provide basic care services under the direction of nursing staff, including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and moving patients. Program graduates who test for and receive their CNA designation often work in nursing care facilities, assisted living centers or as home health care aides. The profession consistently shows growth in year over year job openings and in 2014 offered a median hourly wage of $12.06, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nursing Assistant Training also is a great way for university students who are home for the summer to get valuable health care experience hours necessary for admission into many colleges’ health programs. The program also offers future nursing and allied health students an opportunity to work in a field related to their future profession while working on their nursing or allied health degree.

For more information, including information about tuition and fees, visit www.kellogg.edu/cna or contact an Academic Advisor at 269-965-4124 or advising@kellogg.edu.

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